Indiana University Online

TBS Staff Writers
Updated October 4, 2023
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  • Some competency-based learning
  • Credit for life experience
  • Credit for military training
  • More than 100 online programs
  • Hundreds of online courses from across its campuses


Indiana University (IU), a multi-campus, public university system founded in 1820, enrolls 110,000 students across its campuses. With nine campuses – the flagship IU Bloomington, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis and seven smaller ones – and two extensions, students can pursue hundreds of degree and certificate programs ranging from undergraduate to doctorates. The university encourages lifelong learning and offers cutting-edge research and an innovative curriculum taught by award-winning faculty. Students develop strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills. Administered by the Indiana University Office of Online Education, IU Online enables students to complete more than 100 online degree and certificate programs. With hundreds of online classes from all of the university’s campuses, online students have access to a host of options.

Indiana University Online Degrees

Indiana University Accreditation, Approvals, Tuition & Admissions Info

Accreditation and Approvals

Indiana University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Many of its programs also hold specialized accreditations.


Undergraduate tuition — $378 in state / $1,372 out of state
Graduate tuition — $362 in state / $1,184 out of state

Admissions and Transfer Info

Indiana University’s admission prerequisites and application requirements vary by program.
Applicants apply to the IU campus that offers their desired program.

Students applying for undergraduate admission must submit high school transcripts, an essay and SAT/ACT scores. Students also must submit TOEFL scores, if applicable.

Undergraduate applicants can submit two letters of recommendation.

Requirements for transfer students vary based on residency – Indiana residents must have at least a 2.3 GPA and non-residents must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Transfer applicants with 26 transferable credits must submit college transcripts, and those with fewer than 26 transferable credits must submit college and high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores. However, the test score requirement may be waived for applicants 21 or older or those who have been out of high school more than three years.

Students applying for graduate admissions must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution and have earned at least a 3.0 GPA in their undergraduate major.

Applicants seeking a second bachelor’s degree should contact the school directly; some do not accept second degree candidates.

School Profile

  • Accreditation: Regional (Higher Learning Commission.)
  • Region: Midwest
  • Retention Rate: 91%
  • Requires SAT or ACT: SAT or ACT
  • Public/Private: Public Nonprofit
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Graduation Rate: 77%
  • Cost Per Credit (In-State/Out-of-State): Undergrad: $378/$1,372
  • Grad: $362/$1,184
  • Address: 107 South Indiana Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405 USA

Other Statistics

  • Student population: 43,000 in Bloomington
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 17 to 1
  • Percentage receiving grant or scholarship aid: 61 percent

Online Degrees at Indiana University

Significant Indiana University online degree rankings:
#1 Best Online College in Indiana
Among the Best Online Colleges for 2023

Online Associate Degree Program

  • AS in Histotechnology

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Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs

  • BAS in Applied Science
  • BGS in General Studies
  • BA in Communication Studies
  • BA in English, Technical and Professional Writing
  • BA in Natural Science and Mathematics: Mathematics
  • BS in Business Administration
  • BS in Communication Studies
  • BS in Criminal Justice
  • BS in Health Information Administration
  • BS in Health Information Management
  • BS in Health Sciences
  • BS in Labor Studies
  • BS in Mathematics
  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • BS in Political Science
  • BS in Psychology

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Online Master’s Degree Programs

  • MBA in Business Administration
  • MSEd in Educational Leadership
  • MSEd in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • MS in Adult Education
  • MS in Business Analytics
  • MS in Data Science
  • MS in Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • MS in Finance
  • MS in Global Supply Chain Management
  • MS in Health Informatics
  • MS in Health Sciences
  • MS in Instructional Systems Technology
  • MS in Marketing
  • MS in Recreational Therapy
  • MS in Strategic Management
  • MS in Technology: Facilities Management Concentration
  • MSEd in Instructional Systems Technology
  • MSEd in Special Education
  • MSN in Nursing Education
  • MSN in Nursing Leadership in Health Systems
  • MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health: Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN in Adult/Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSR in Park and Public Lands Management
  • M in Public Affairs
  • MS in Education
  • MS in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • MS in Special Education
  • MS in Parks and Lands Management

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Online Doctorate Degree Programs

  • DNP in Nursing Practice
  • DrPH in Public Health: Global Health Leadership
  • EdD in Instructional Systems Technology
  • EdD in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
  • Ph.D. in Nursing Science

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Online Undergraduate Certificate Programs

  • Adult Education
  • Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA)
  • Learning Sciences, Media, and Technology
  • Preparing Educators of Students with Autism (PESA)
  • Analog Audio Electronics
  • Applied Computer Science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Business Foundations
  • Cultural Heritage Tourism
  • Dental Assisting
  • E-Commerce Development
  • Events Management
  • Gerontology
  • Global Health and Rehabilitation Studies
  • Histotechnology
  • Human Communication in a Mediated World
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Leadership
  • Labor Studies
  • Legal Informatics
  • Medical Coding
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Rehabilitation and Disability Studies
  • Sports Tourism Development
  • Sustainable Technologies
  • Technical Communication
  • Tourism Planning and Development

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Online Graduate Certificate Programs

  • Business Management: Executive MBA Track
  • Early Childhood Teaching
  • Adult Education
  • Analog Audio Electronics
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Management
  • Clincial Informatics (Clinician Leader)
  • Composition Studies
  • Data Science
  • Education Law
  • EFL/ESL Teacher Training
  • EFL/ESL Teaching
  • EFL/ESL Teaching: Graduate Certificate
  • Gerontology and Health
  • Health Information Management and Exchange Specialist
  • Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Instructional Systems Technology
  • Learning Sciences, Media, and Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Online Instruction and Assessment
  • Preparing Educators of Students with Autism
  • Public Budgeting and Financial Management
  • Public Health
  • Public Management
  • Analog Audio Electronics
  • Applied Computer Science

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